'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies at 77

January 29, 2015 9:14 AM

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Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies around the world and was turned into a highly-rated 1983 television miniseries, died Thursday. She was 77.

HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn told the Associated Press McCullough died in a hospital on remote Norfolk Island, almost 900 miles east of the Australian mainland. Martyn said McCullough had continued producing books despite a string of health and eyesight problems by using ...

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